Rob Brooke

Rob is an attorney with over 30 years of experience. He is a generalist in every sense of the word, and brings his wide array of experience to every matter. He has counseled his clients on a variety of corporate, litigation, technology, real estate, contract, regulatory and intellectual property issues.

 

Rob is an experienced intellectual property practitioner. He registers and maintains trademarks and copyrights, and drafts and negotiates patent, trademark and copyright licenses. He also investigates, files and prosecutes intellectual infringement actions.   

 

Rob has handled a wide array of complex commercial litigation matters. He has tried cases in federal and state courts and is licensed to practice in Virginia and South Carolina. Rob is also Rule 403 qualified to handle cases solo in South Carolina. 

 

From 2011-2014, Rob spent three years in Charleston, South Carolina as General Counsel for Kiawah Partners, a multi-disciplinary, international luxury resort developer. Kiawah Partners has a 25 year history of creating award winning communities at Kiawah Island, The Lodge at Doonberg in County Clare, Ireland and Christophe Harbour, St. Kitts and Nevis. Rob worked to solve issues which mixed business and litigation. such as reviewing and approving development activities, reviewing and responding to investment proposals, negotiating with government official regarding potential development on Hainan Island, China, and other legal matters relating to Kiawah, St. Kitts and Ireland. He worked to solve issues which mixed business and litigation. He worked alongside senior management to handle the day-to-day problems regarding the ongoing real estate development of Kiawah Island.

 

Rob is excited to be back working in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. His experience helps Mauck & Brooke clients get to the bottom line quicker and more efficiently. 

 

Telephone (804) 502-9190

 

Email rob@mauckbrooke.com

 

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/robbrooke?authType=name&authToken=ZeIm&trk=prof-sb-browse_map-name

 

Education

 

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 1984

 

Washington & Lee University, B.A. 1981

 

Saint Christopher’s School 1977     

 

Experience

 

Mauck and Brooke, PLC (2015 -)

Kiawah Partners, General Counsel (2011-2014)

Troutman Sanders LLP (previously Mays & Valentine), Partner (1993- 2011), Associate (1988-92)

Hunton & Williams, Associate, Litigation Section (1984-88)

 

Education

 

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 1984

Washington & Lee University, B.A. 1981

Saint Christopher’s School 1977     

 

Practice Areas

- Corporate disputes

- Commercial litigation

- Technology disputes

- Real estate disputes

- Contract infringements

- Regulatory issues

- Intellectual property issues

 

Bar and Court Admissions

 

1984 Virginia

1996 South Carolina

Rule 403 certified in South Carolina 

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia

Virginia Supreme Court

South Carolina Supreme Court

 

Professional Awards and Recognition

 

Rated AV® by Martindale-Hubbell for “very high to preeminent legal ability” (2004 - )

Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Intellectual Property Law (2009 - 2012)

Recognized as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Intellectual Property by Chambers USA (2004 - 2011)

Recognized as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine - Intellectual Property (2000 - 2011), Civil Litigation (2002 - 2003)

Recognized as a Virginia “Super Lawyer” in Intellectual Property (2006 - 2011)

Recognized in the “Super Lawyers” Corporate Counsel Edition in Intellectual Property (2009 - 2011)

Recipient, 2009 Volunteer of the Year Award of the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation’s Pro Bono Clearinghouse

Co-recipient, 1990 Pro Bono Publico Award of the Bar Association of the City of Richmond

                                                                       

Community Involvement

 

Secretary, Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia (2015- )

Board of Directors, Catesby Commemorative Trust, Inc. (2013- )

Member of the Standing Committee, Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia (2009 - 2010, 2011- )

Board of Trustees, Church Schools of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia (2004- )

Board of Directors of Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Charleston, SC) (2013-2015)

Board of Trustees, Richmond Ballet (2008- 2012) Secretary (2011)

Board of Directors, Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce Foundation (2007- 2011)

Board of Directors, The Virginia Poverty Law Center (2005- 2011)

Chair, Richmond Alumni Admissions Committee, Washington & Lee University (2005- 2011)

Board of Directors, Lawyers Helping Lawyers (2003- 2011)

Board of Directors, Virginia Creepers (2010 - 2011)

Board of Governors, St. Christopher’s School (1999-2002, 2004- 2010)

Board of Directors, Richmond Cotillion (2007- 2009)

Board of Directors, Richmond Rising (2003 - 2009)

Board of Directors, Richmond Rising (2003 - 2009)

Board of Directors, St. Christopher’s School Foundation (1999-2002)

Board of Trustees, TheatreVirginia, (1997-2003)

Alumni Board, St. Christopher’s School, President (1999-2002), Member (1993-2002)

United Way of Greater Richmond, Chair, Professionals Division (1999-2000), Law Firm Chair, Professionals Division (1998-99)

Membership Chairman, Richmond Republican Committee (1996-97)

Robert E. Lee Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Director (1994-95), Council Member-at-Large (1996-97)

President, Washington & Lee Alumni Association of Richmond (1991)

The Richmond Assembly, President (1994-96), Board of Directors (1992-96)

Board of Directors, The Parliament (1989-92)

Legal Counsel, The Richmond Jaycees (1986-87)

Legal Counsel, Richmond Nativity Pageant Committee (1987)

 

  




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